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Poster: William Tell Date: May 2, 2010 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe '72 (the Album)

Hey Arb--this is one of the reasons I "stop" at the close of 71 (I know, I know--it upsets many, and I have listened to the SBDs from the same shows, etc.)...I always thought this album "flat" as LiA put it...finding out the vocals were dubbed killed it for me...Just a "pet-peeve". BTW, did you know that WheelsofFire by CREAM was the first platinum double album? Just thought I slip that in here for some odd reason.

Now, that said, I do have a very few tunes I still like from it: Jack Straw and BrownEW. I know you all could point me to better, but those two, I don't mind from this mix/overdub effort.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: May 2, 2010 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe '72 (the Album)

WT ... did NOT know that about Wheels of Fire, and beating out the Beatles 'White Album', sweet!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 2, 2010 1:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe '72 (the Album)

Too bad this thread didn't happen before I bought this a week ago. I kind of think it's flat too.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 2, 2010 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe '72 (the Album)

Did you really? You really are just a kid...I always thought so. I feel so old having owned it for about 37 years.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 2, 2010 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe '72 (the Album)

No, it's the midlife crisis I'm having that gives that impression; that and my boundless ignorance on most of the topics discussed here. Seriously, I'm about to have a 49th birthday.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 2, 2010 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe '72 (the Album)

Ha-I know, I know--from our discussion about HS I knew we weren't that far apart in age, I just feel a lot older...hang in there; you're still just a punk in my book regardless. Besides, 50 is the new 30, as they say...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 3, 2010 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe '72 (the Album)

Let's hope so - I'm not feeling very 30-ish these days.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 3, 2010 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe '72 (the Album)

Argh--I don't know if I have the energy to be 30 again (yikes! little kids? relentless!).

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: May 2, 2010 11:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Europe '72 (the Album)

Actually, the album is pitched up by a quarter or half step. Kinda like on non-mastered recordings from the early days really common on 60's recordings and gives the Alvin and the Chipmunks effect. Thankfully, Deadicated folks have sweetened these recordings up for us to enjoy in the appropriate tuning!

In the case of E72, they actually did this on purpose during the production process to speed up the songs in order to fit more material on the vinyl.

When I first heard this album, China Cat Sunflower in particular, I was instantly hooked by the beat and that Weir into lick. I had it as an mp3 for at least a year that didn't go into I Know You Rider so it wasn't until quite a bit later that I discovered what that tasty jam dissolved into :)

This post was modified by deadpolitics on 2010-05-03 06:20:29